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A photo looking down at my gluten-free lemon loaf. The front slice is sliced off showing a moist center. Lemon icing tops the loaf.

Gluten-Free Lemon Loaf (Dairy-Free)

Gluten-Free and Dairy-free Lemon Loaf. This ultra-moist cake-like bread is bursting with a sweet lemon flavor and topped with a fresh lemon glaze.
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Low Lactose
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 280kcal


Wet Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 teaspoons lemon oil extract (adjust to liking)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free baking flour (136g)
  • 1 cup almond flour (100g)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Lemon Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350° and grease an 8x4 or 9x5 inch loaf pan. Set the pan aside.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients in a medium-size bowl, then set the bowl aside.
  • In a large bowl or KitchenAid mixer, add the two large eggs and beat until frothy, around 1-2 minutes.
  • Next, add the sugar, yogurt, oil, lemon juice, zest, lemon extract, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Continue to mix for 1 minute.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean from the center of the loaf. The loaf will be a golden brown color.
  • Remove the loaf from the oven and let it sit in the pan for 10 minutes. Then remove the bread from the pan and place it on a wire rack for 1-2 hours. Allow the bread to completely cool before adding the glaze.
  • Add the lemon glaze and serve! Store in an airtight container at room temperature or wrap the bread in aluminum foil.

Instructions for Lemon Glaze

  • In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract.
    Pour the glaze on top of the loaf and carefully spread it with the back of a spoon. Allow 5 minutes for the glaze to harden. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg